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A slow down in global warming?

A slow down in global warming?

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) released overnight its analysis of world temperatures for 2011 including an attempt to explain an apparent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

Maley: a bitter end for Berlusconi

Maley: a bitter end for Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was fighting for his political survival overnight, as Italy’s borrowing costs reached new highs.

Maley: no more Italian dolce vita

Maley: no more Italian dolce vita

As European leaders gathered in Brussels overnight in yet another attempt to stem the region’s worsening debt crisis, attention was focused on the key role that two Italians are now playing.

Europe and how a colony on the moon can save it

Europe and how a colony on the moon can save it

Europe is on the brink -- and it's a measure of how fast-moving the crisis is that I must add the phrase "at time of writing".

Kohler: time for an EU cash blitzkrieg

Kohler: time for an EU cash blitzkrieg

Ben Bernanke’s Fed has embraced inflation and currency debauchment as the way out, but the European Central Bank is not there yet. That’s why European markets sold off overnight.

Maley: clash of the eurozone titans

Maley: clash of the eurozone titans

European credit markets flashed a dangerous warning signal overnight, as investors took fright at Portugal’s latest downgrade to junk status, writes Karen Maley.

A further sign of slow growth

A further sign of slow growth

More evidence from the Australian Bureau of Statistics this morning that economic growth is less than the Treasury and Reserve Bank experts had expected.

Time for Greece to be forced to live within its means

Time for Greece to be forced to live within its means

Greece’s creditors have lent in full knowledge of its poor credit history and reckless public spending, writes Adam Creighton, research fellow (Economics Program) at the Centre for Independent Studies.

Richardson: today Portugal, tomorrow America?

Richardson: today Portugal, tomorrow America?

The pattern for the past two years has been left-wing governments falling like ninepins, and European voters have been flocking to free-market and centre-right parties.

Why G8 is weak, poorly placed to provide leadership

Why G8 is weak, poorly placed to provide leadership

There is one over-arching reason why the G8 is weak and poorly placed to provide leadership to the rest of the world.